By suggesting you “be FRANK,” I’m not saying to throw etiquette and politeness out the window. You will, of course, be respectful of others’ time and make it easy for them to help you. (I know you can be charming…) Instead, FRANK is an acronym I learned from Berri A.
You may suspect that one of your professional references is keeping you from getting a job or board offer. According to one reference checking company, approximately 50 percent of all reference checks they conduct will uncover negative feedback from the reference *. This feels counterintuitive, however, because if you were
Presumably, you have one primary goal for your job search: to open the door to your next job. However, it’s not enough to “know” that’s the goal if you don’t keep it in mind when you’re organizing your job search. For example, if you take what’s called a shotgun approach to
Ah, the 90s. The era of answering machines, computer monitors that took up all of our desk space, and awkward paper maps. It was also the era of resume readers who may have spent a bit more time perusing your printed resume as their fingers admired your fine paper choice.
Seasoned executives with 20+ years of experience across various industries and functions frequently face the dilemma of having done way more in their career than you can sensibly present on a 2- or 3-page resume. So, what to do? Obviously, you must filter, tweak, summarize, and ideally, laser-focus in on
Last time we discussed some caveats around asking questions in a job interview, and we also covered questions related to your specific role. Today we’ll continue with the other categories, getting more “big picture” as we go. The Team You will obviously be curious about the folks you’ll be working
You just received a job offer! Congratulations! You’ve probably also quickly discovered that your total compensation package can be fairly complicated. So, here are a few tips to help you along your negotiating way. Tip #1. Whoever mentions money first, looses. Avoid any compensation discussions until the end of the
“Do you have any questions for me?” How many times have you heard that in an interview? Well, here’s the thing: if you wait until the end of the interview to ask your questions, you’ve missed the whole point. The interview meeting--just like the entire job search process--is meant to
Spending hours and hours online reading and responding to job ads sure feels productive when you are on the hunt for your next executive role, doesn’t it? And maybe it was when you were in the earlier stages of your career. Advertised opportunities abound for entry- and mid-level management roles,
Behavior or competency-based interviewing of job seekers is arguably one of the most challenging forms for candidates to navigate. Behavioral interview techniques were developed by psychologists and are based on the concept that previous behavior and performances in comparable job situations are a reliable predictor of future job performances. In